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    Back from QM2 Crossing Eastbound

    Yes, while I have not sailed QE or QV, the PG suites on QM2 do seem like they have a better layout just by looking at deck plans and photos/videos. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Back from QM2 Crossing Eastbound

    We were very much looking forward to trying the experience as well. For us, it was about enjoy that sea day feeling for a full week. It did not disappoint. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Back from QM2 Crossing Eastbound

    First off, thanks all here who helped us plan our crossing on QM2. Your advice was helpful and allowed us to make the best of our sailing. Filmed a tour of the QM2 for those who'd like to see it: Also, quick review in the form of what we liked and did not like as much. VERY MUCH ENJOYED -Princess Grill. Food was in general very good but it's really the service that made the difference. The attention from the Maitre Ds, the waiter and assistant waiters was second to none. We also enjoyed the ability to go off menu, preorder more complex table side preparations and get special items. -Our cabins (we had two PGs, one for the parents and one for the kids). They were spacious, well layed out and in good shape. Steward was second to none. -The space ratio per guest. Much roomier than other ships. Rarely do you see any crowd. -The vast open decks to just roam and enjoy the ocean views. WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER -Kings Court. Tried a handful of times and it was average at best. The food but also the layout. I understand it's been improved but it still feels like you're eating in a corridor. I really think Cunard needs to try harder. We were happy we had PG as we enjoyed going for all meals. -Embarkation. Staff didn't seem knowledgeable. Had to insist with the greeter to get in the VIP lane and then the check in agent seemed confused and took forever. But overall, again, we really liked. We would very much return, hopefully in a Queens Grill. Any questions, happy to help!
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    QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn

    Ok. OP here. We’re now on QM2. Left our downtown hotel at 11:20 am. Got to the the pier at 11:50 am. Really no wait at security or check in. A bit of hesitation at the gangway. We were on board around 12:25 pm. Believe it or not, it could have been faster. Check in rep seemed on his first day on the job and unsure of what to do. Also, had to argue a bit with the greeter at the check in line who said Princess Grill was just our restaurant and did not grant us access to the VIP line... Some training needed here. Aside from that, this was one of our fastest embarkation since we started cruising in 1996! Great salmon in the PG for lunch. Looking forward to dinner. Thanks all for the info. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Queen Mary 2- Dry Cleaning

    No special price for a full bag? I remember HAL had that a couple of years ago. And is there any perk wrt laundry for Princess Grill suites? Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn

    Thanks David. Sounds like leaving our hotel which is supposed to be 15 minutes from terminal (without traffic) at 10:45 makes sense then. I’ll be sure and report back on our experience. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn

    Yes. It is for a Crossing. Your information is helpful. Thank you. We’re staying the night before in a downtown hotel. Given embarkation is on a Friday and traffic may hold us back, we will depart the hotel at 10:45 and then see what happens when we get there. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Smart Attire in PG

    Sorry. One more clarification. On smart attire night in Princess Grill, would a sports jacket, khakis and nice shirt do? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn

    Many thanks for the information. One last question if I may. The expedited check in means there is a special line for Grills passengers? Is there also a different security line? We’ve sailed The Haven on NCL and they actually check you in separately and then escort you into the ship bypassing all the regular bottlenecks. Should we expect the same type of experience here? Thanks again. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn

    So in other words, they don't let Pincess Grill guests in until 12:30 as communicated?
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    QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn

    Hello all. VP says my QM2 boarding time in Brooklyn for a PG cabin is 12:30 pm. What is people's experience? Should I show up earlier? Thanks.
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    Smart Attire in PG

    Ok. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Smart Attire in PG

    Thanks. Even in PG? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Smart Attire in PG

    Crossing on QM2 shortly. Wondering if passengers are adopting the new smart attire code outside of gala nights. In Princess Grill, are men wearing full suits for these evenings or rather sports jackets/trousers as now shown on Cunard’s site. I’m totally ok with either. Just want to fit in. ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Verandah restaurant on QM2

    Ok. Thanks.
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